Tagged Maker Movement

Recap of TLC's 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about i-Generation",  which showcased…

TechXpo at Northeast Regional Library

By Lisa C. In honor of Philly Tech week last month, Northeast Regional Library hosted their first ever TechXpo where attendees could get a first-hand look at some of the latest technology in action including 3D printing and iPad-created…

Putting the “A” in STEM: Creativity and Making at the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Maker Movement has been in full swing at the Free Library! Since September we have been offering afterschool maker programming, with an emphasis on introducing youth in North Philadelphia to electronics and computing through a…

Connected Messages: Youth-Created Interactive Murals at the Free Library

This summer through an opportunity from the Maker Ed Initiative and a Project:Connect grant , we partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Design School to pilot five physical and interactive…

SparkFun Brings Maker Movement to Cecil B. Moore Library

Want to have a fun-filled day of creativity, learning, and making cool stuff courtesy of Free Library and SparkFun ? The SparkFun tour bus and staff will visit the Cecil B. Moore Library  at 2320 West Cecil B. Moore Avenue on…

Maker Celebration at Parkway Central this Saturday from 10-2!

Since June 2013, more than one hundred youth across Philadelphia have participated in free Maker programming at library locations. For many of these youth, this was the first time they were introduced to electronics, programming, and…

Making as a Celebration: Increasing Access to Creative Technology at the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Maker Ed Initiative , embedded in five Free Library locations in some of Philadelphia’s most underserved communities, is mentoring teens and youth in a variety of maker activities from magnetic races to e-fashion. Our goal is…

The Maker Movement at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Do you love learning and DIY projects? Are you interested in the intersection and overlap of technology and creativity? You may already be a maker! The Maker Movement generally refers to a subculture of people who are artists, tech…